Pike County Murders: Rhoden family makes plea for information

Published: Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 9:01 AM

Pike County Murders: Rhoden family makes plea for information

PIKE COUNTY — The Ohio Attorney General's Office released a video message from Geneva Rhoden and Teresa Grebing, who are pleading for information that could assist in the investigation into the murders of their loved ones.  

Eight people, members of the Rhoden, Gilley, and Manley families, were found dead on April 22, 2016. 

In the 28 minute video, Geneva Rhoden, the mother of Christopher Sr. and Kenneth Rhoden, pleaded for someone to come forward with information about the murders.

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“I would like to say from a mother’s heart, that I hurt so bad inside from the day that I found out,” Geneva Rhoden says in the video. “I would like to say if there’s someone out there that knows anything about what happened, would they please please come forward and tell what happened.”

WATCH VIDEO: Rhoden Family Message

She said it was like the world ended when she found out what happened to her family.

Anyone with information on the Rhoden, Gilley and Manley murders is asked to call 

 Bureau of Criminal Investigation,1-855-BCI-OHIO (224-6446) or the Pike County Sheriff's Office at 740-947-2111. 

Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers will pay reward money for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the Rhoden,Gilley and Manley murders. 

To make a donation to the reward fund, write a check for Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers. In the memo line, indicate your donation is for the Rhoden,Gilley and Manley murders. Checks can be mailed to: Deputy Dave Weber, c/o: Ross County Sheriff's Office, 28 North Paint St., Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.
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WHIO Reports: Human trafficking

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 9:34 AM

Sign of Human Trafficking

This edition of WHIO Reports will focus on human trafficking. It sounds like the kind of crime that happens somewhere else around the country. But, in fact, it’s happening in the Miami Valley. It’s a combination of a lot of crimes, often times it involves drugs, prostitution, organized crime, forced labor – some of them or all of the above. 

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Guests include: Tonya Folks, Trafficking Liaison with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department; Susan Gruenberg, Human Trafficking Awareness Advocate and Amy Wilhelm, Safe Harbor House (Springfield).

WHIO Reports airs Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

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Local sports celebrity arrested in Dayton ATV incident

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 7:12 AM

Robert Martin Jr., 30 of Dayton
Robert Martin Jr., 30 of Dayton

Robert Martin Jr., 30, known as the “legless football player” who gained national attention in 2005 for playing defense at Colonel White High School in Dayton, was booked into Montgomery County Jail Sunday morning for failing to comply with officers.

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According to a Dayton police report, Martin was driving one of the eight to 10 ATVs traveling southbound on N. Main Street around 12 a.m.

Several of the ATVs then fled in different directions from police moments later in the area of E. Third St and Main, the report said.

An officer followed Martin, who was traveling at a high rate of speed, driving a blue Kawasaki ATV to the railroad tracks in the 300 block of N. Paul Laurence Dunbar St.

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According to the report, Martin was found on the ground crawling toward nearby bushes while the ATV was on its side.

When asked his name, Martin said, “It’s me, Bobby.”

Martin was issued traffic citations and faces charges in Clark Co. for an outstanding OVI warrant.

Police have not confirmed if any of the other drivers were arrested. 

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Truck cab fire causes delays on NB I-75 in Miami County

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 7:48 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 7:55 PM



Wende Gard / Contributed
(Wende Gard / Contributed)

UPDATE @ 7:55 p.m.

Traffic is moving but motorists should expect delays due to a truck cab fire this evening on northbound Interstate 75 between Ohio 571 and County Road 25A.

No one was reported injured in the fire dispatched sometime before 7:45 p.m.

(Wende Gard / Contributed)

FIRST REPORT

Northbound lanes on Interstate 75 are shut down tonight after a semi truck caught fire, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatch.

The incident was reported shortly before 7:45 p.m. at exit 69, near Tipp City.

Fire and EMS is on scene, but it’s not clear what led the vehicle to ignite.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

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Boil advisory lifted for Franklin Twp.

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 5:57 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 9:50 PM

UPDATE @ 9:50 p.m. (May 26)

The Warren County Water and Sewer Department lifted a boil advisory Saturday morning for affected residents on Pekin Road and Honeytree Lane.

FIRST REPORT

A boil advisory has been issued for some residents of this Warren County township.

The affected areas include Pekin Road addresses 2895-3209 and all of Honeytree Lane. 

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Residents in these areas are advised to boil water for two minutes over the next 24 hours.

Anyone affected can call Warren County Water & Sewer for further details at (513) 695-1377. 

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